For candidates preparing for the C test

Lesson plans are available for Stable Management and for Riding.
You also may want to look at General Notes for Stable Management Lessons (they are the same for each level so you only need to check once) and the Reading Lists (these are all in one page showing required and resource reading for all levels and for instructors).

Stable Management Lesson Plans

    Lesson 1
  • Review Lesson 6, Stage D2.
  • Discuss good and bad features of own situation.
  • Discuss ways own situation could be improved.
    Lesson 2
  • Know the Rules of Feeding - understand the reasons for each.
  • Learn to develop feeding program for own horse.
  • Learn to recognize quality of feeds.
  • Recognize various common feeds.
  • Make a bran mash.
    Lesson 3
  • Demonstrate efficient grooming procedures.
  • Correctly demonstrate use of complete kit.
  • Be able to turn out tidy, well groomed horse.
  • Know what special attention to give head, mane, tail and saddle area.
    Lesson 4
  • Recognize loose or worn shoe, risen clenches, good points of new shod.
  • Be able to judge when a foot is excessively long.
  • Know the external parts of foot, condition of foot.
  • Know how to care for feet, reasons for shoeing.
    Lesson 5
  • Review measuring height, complete description.
  • Learn how bone is measured.
  • Learn to assess good points of conformation.
    Lesson 6
  • Review care, knowledge of tack.
  • Care of new tack, storing tack.
  • Rugging up and off rugging;
  • Shipping bandages - materials, how to.
    Lesson 7
  • Know types of wounds and how to care for them.
  • Recognize thrush, cracked heels, causes and treatment.
  • Know how to detect lameness in fore/hind leg.
  • How to locate site of lameness, learn about treatment.
    Lesson 8
  • Be able to take temperature, pulse and respiration.
  • Know the signs of colic, laminitis and colds.
  • Know when to call the veterinarian and what to tell him.
    Lesson 9
  • Learn how to develop a plan for conditioning.
  • Learn how to keep records of conditioning program.
  • Learn how to evaluate condition and adjust program.
    Lesson 10
  • Know Provincial Highway Code.
  • Know rules about riding on public/private property.
  • Knowledge of trailering safety, trailer maintenance.
  • Demonstration of longeing - tack fitting, techniques.

Riding Lesson Plans

    Lesson 1
  • Warm up exercises at walk and trot.
  • Review transitions, circles (accuracy), serpentines.
  • Practice diagonals.
  • Develop forward movement through transitions, circles.
  • Circles, serpentines (sitting, without stirrups).
  • Trotting poles, X rail grids.
    Lesson 2
  • Warm up exercises at walk without stirrups, at trot with stirrups.
  • Work on deepening seat - sitting trot without stirrups.
  • Transitions - use of half-halts for balance, accuracy.
  • Learn spacing, heights for trotting, cantering small grids.
  • Gymnastic jumping grid work.
    Lesson 3
  • Warm up.
  • Review deeper seat - work without stirrups.
  • More active circles, lighter hand.
  • Work on loose rein at walk and trot.
  • X rails and small jumps - trot and canter approach.
    Lesson 4
  • Warm up.
  • Cross country school. Pacing 350 - 400 m/m.
    Lesson 5
  • Warm up.
  • Learn steps, strides, paces of walk, trot, canter.
  • Transitions: halt-trot; walk-canter.
  • Circles, serpentines at sitting trot without stirrups.
  • Gymnastic jumping, riding lines.
    Lesson 6
  • Warm up.
  • Drill work.
  • Drill over X rails or small jumps.
    Lesson 7
  • Warm up - independent work (horses and riders).
  • Turns onto centre line and across school - balance, half-halt.
  • Halt and salute.
  • Work without stirrups.
  • Small jumps.
    Lesson 8
  • Warm up - independent work (horses and riders).
  • Circles at all paces.
  • Transitions - change of leg through trot at X.
  • Canter strike-off at E, B, onto circle.
  • Jump course to 2'9".
    Lesson 9
  • Warm up.
  • Cross country school.
    Lesson 10
  • Warm up (rider exercises).
  • Warm up of horses - what to work on.
  • Review problem areas on flat.
  • Jump course to 2'9".